According to medical authorities, comedian-actor Raju Srivastava remains critical and on life support in the intensive care unit of AIIMS in New Delhi. Srivastava was brought to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on August 10 after suffering a heart attack. On the same day, the 58-year-old stand-up comic had an angioplasty. “His situation is still serious. There is no progress. He is still receiving life support “According to the source.
Srivastava’s family sent a message on his official Instagram page last Friday, claiming his status was “stable” and asking people to “ignore any rumor/fake news being spread.”
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The letter stated, “Raju Srivatava ji’s health remains steady, dear everybody. We are hoping for a rapid recovery for him. The physicians are treating him and doing everything they can. Thank you to everyone who has continued to love and support. Please disregard any rumor/fake news that is being spread. Please say a prayer for him (sic).”
It was also stated that superstar Amitabh Bachchan wished Raju Srivastava a fast recovery through video message, saying, “That’s all, Raju. Raju, stand up and continue to educate us all to laugh.” Despite the fact that Raju is now unconscious, Big B’s message was played to him on the recommendation of experts who indicated that hearing a loved one’s voice can aid in speedier recovery.
Srivastava was reportedly exercising on the treadmill when he went into cardiac arrest and was brought to the AIIMS. The comedian has whisked away to a catheterization lab for emergency angiography. That day, he received cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) twice.
Srivastava, a prominent figure in the entertainment business since the 1980s, rose to prominence after appearing in the inaugural season of the reality stand-up comedy programme “The Great Indian Laughter Challenge” in 2005. Srivastava has appeared in several Hindi films, including “Maine Pyar Kiya,” “Baazigar,” a version of “Bombay to Goa,” and “Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiya.” He is also the head of the Uttar Pradesh Film Development Council.